Drinking a cup of Bailies coffee at Bangor Aurora may pack more than just an energy boost. More and more research is emerging to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking the dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease. Bangor Aurora’s new coffee partner, Bailies are working in synergy with the leisure complex provider to guarantee customers the best cup of coffee as well as promoting healthy choices pre and post workout.
New research finds drinking coffee may lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (June 2015), found that people who drank coffee were about 50 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not drink coffee. Scientists believe that the reason for a reduction in the risk for type 2 diabetes could be the effect coffee has on the reducing the amount of inflammation in the body.
Speaking about the benefits of fitness and coffee all under one roof at Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex, Commercial Manager, Chris Kelly said,
“Promoting and supporting a healthy lifestyle is at the heart of everything we do. At Bangor Aurora we are always encouraging and educating our customers on the healthiest options. We all know that black coffee without sugar is less calorific but it has to taste good too. The customers at Bangor Aurora demand a great product range accompanied by great taste. In Bailies Coffee Company we have both, plus they have provided comprehensive training to make sure our Baristas serve the best across our leisure sites.”
In the study of nearly 9000 people, scientists discovered drinking three cups of tea or coffee per day could decrease the risk of diabetes. Regular drinkers were found to have a lower BMI and a smaller waist than those who have a cup or less of either drink each day. Loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health, studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Guidance however remains that physical exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight and drinking the recommended intake of coffee is the most effective way to reduce your risk for diabetes.
Delighted to be the coffee solutions partner with Bangor Aurora and the Northern Community Leisure Trust, Karen Gillespie, Sales Manager for Bailies Coffee said,
“At Bailies we demand high standards in the quality and taste of our coffee and we constantly strive to deliver on that promise and look forward to a healthy partnership with Bangor Aurora. We’ve been sourcing the world’s best coffee beans and roasting coffee in Belfast and distributing across Ireland and the UK for over 20 years. Consumers are demanding better quality and experience from their brew and if it also helps them on their fitness and health lifestyle journey then we have played our part too.”
Globally coffee consumption and demand for quality coffee is growing. In the UK alone, consumers drink 1.7 billion cups of coffee in coffee shops each year. In Bangor’s Aurora café, consumption of hot drinks accounts for 75,000 cups. In particular coffee is the preferred drink with over 1 tonne of coffee being consumed pre and post workout and by visitors – that’s equivalent to the weight of a family car.
“Opting for black coffee accounts for only 2 calories and while it is an acquired taste for some it’s easier to drink and appreciate when it’s good quality coffee like Bailies”, added Karen Gillespie from Bailies.
With over 660,000 visitors each year Bangor Aurora has lots to offer people of all ages and sporting abilities. The attraction of water slides, a 50m Olympic sized swimming pool and a brand new Aqua Challenge (a bouncy castle in the pool) continues to make Bangor Aurora a must see and do attraction and leisure facility for the family and local athletes every day of the year. The Aurora Café offers healthy meals and snacks throughout the day and friendly staff are on hand to offer advice on the most nutritious options to suit everyone’s needs.